Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos is a native of San Diego. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of San Diego and received his commission in 1988 through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps. He received his master’s degree in acquisition and contract management from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California, and is a graduate of the Columbia University Senior Executive Program.
His operational assignments include USS Chicago (SSN 721); USS Constellation (CV 64); Logistics Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CTF 53); Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG 3) embarked USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and Commander, Task Force 59, U.S. 5th Fleet. During those tours he participated in operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Determined Response, Enduring Freedom and the Non-Combatant Evacuation of American Citizens from Lebanon.
Ashore, he most recently served as director, fleet ordnance and supply and fleet supply officer (N41) on the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. His other shore assignments include assistant chief of staff, Logistics and Ordnance, Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific, San Diego; commanding officer, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego; chief of staff, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support, San Diego; Logistics Services Division chief, Joint Chief of Staff J4, Washington, D.C.; head Program Objective Memorandum Development Section, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations N80, Washington, D.C; executive assistant to the vice commander, NAVSUP, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and supply officer, Fighter Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet and Fighter Squadron (VF) 124, San Diego.
Stamatopoulos has been recognized by the chief of naval operations as the 2001 Adm. Stan Arthur Logistician of the Year, presented the Navy League of the United States Adm. Ben Moreell Award for Logistics Competence, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association and the Naval Institute’s Copernicus Award for individual contributions to naval warfare in Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence, and Information Systems, as well as the 2006 Adm. Stan Arthur Logistics Team of the Year.
He is entitled to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal along with various other personal, unit and service awards. He is also a qualified Naval Aviation Supply officer, Submarine Warfare Supply Corps officer, Joint Duty qualified officer and member of the Defense Acquisition Professional Community.